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Proutist Vision Shared with Indian activists

by K. Subramaniyan Around 40 social activists participated in a 2 day workshop organized jointly by the Yusuf Meherally Centre and Proutist Forum, which was held in Puri, Odisha in January, 2019. Presentations were inspired by the failings of the present economic model; Oxfam’s most recent report on inequality; and the Prout model of economic democracy and decentralization.

Prout inspired cooperative wins prize for new local products

The coastal city of Oroquieta, Philippines is developing a more vibrant and resilient local economy thanks to implementing Prout principles. The new initiatives have led to an increase in local organic food production, small scale industries, employment, and the formation of cooperative enterprises in a way that protects and preserves the natural environment.

The Lessons of Trumpism

Donald Trump is without question the most divisive US President in modern times. He is openly racist, and yet he attracts black voters. He pursues policies that hurt the working-class while protecting the super-rich, and yet the same blue-collar workers vote for him in the millions. His personal conduct and use of language are offensive to most people, let alone religious folks, and yet conservative, religious…

Millennial Burnout and Late-Stage Capitalism

Far from being lazy and entitled, Millennials are dealing with an increasingly extractive economic situation, in which longer hours, higher demand for efficiency, and increased productivity are expected while there are no long term guarantees of stability. Tyler Rankin examines the challenges facing his generation and how Prout can offer a way through the Age of Discontent.

The Lessons of Trumpism

Donald Trump is without question the most divisive US President in modern times. He is openly racist, and yet he attracts black voters. He pursues policies that hurt the working-class while protecting the super-rich, and yet the same blue-collar workers vote for him in the millions. His personal conduct and use of language are offensive to most people, let alone religious folks, and yet conservative, religious…

The Unity of Embodied Action

Democratic society is hastily slipping toward autocratic rule. The reboot to Democracy 2.0 calls for the ethical, cultural, social, political, economic and ecological engagement of our regional communities. James Quilligan explores the concept of Embodied Action.

The Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Dada Maheshvarananda, co-author of Tools to Change the World, shares his five top reasons to eat a plant-based diet: improve your health; save the planet; feed humanity; be kind to animals and improve your state of mind.

The Bank that Broke Britain by Ian Fraser

Unlike many books that have been written about the 2007 financial crisis from an American perspective, this one takes the British angle through its story of the rise, collapse and bailout of the Royal Bank of Scotland. In his review, Tyler Shanks reveals why there is much more to the book than simply this narrative.

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